Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TWD: Granola Grabbers

So, I always think that I hate raisins. Always, always, always. And then they’ll wind up in a cookie or a cake and I’ll be like… damn… that’s what a raisin tastes like? I remembered them tasting grosser than that. This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe called for raisins. Granola Grabbers was the recipe chosen this week. A granola based cookie with raisins, nuts and wheat germ thrown in for good measure. Initially I thought that maybe I’d sub out the raisins for some dried cherries. Cause, I’m a fool for dried cherries. But, I didn’t anticipate liking this recipe… and I didn’t want to use my prized (and expensive) dried cherries in a recipe that might just get thrown out.

Yeah, it seemed like a LOT of ingredients...

So… I used up some golden raisins that I had lying around.

I also made a couple of adjustments to the recipe… I added some vanilla extract to the whole batch and then after the first batch came out of the oven, I decided to throw in some cinnamon to the remaining cookies and that was a great decision, because that really made them delicious.

These remind me of like a breakfast cookie. Very delicious. Moist and chewy, with just the perfect crunch from the nuts. I highly suggest adding vanilla and cinnamon to yours, though. They make these cookies irresistible.

For the recipe check out Michelle's Blog... Bad Girl Baking